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The Directorate of Citizens and Residents Affairs and Consular Services at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is one of the departments that renders services to the Bahraini nationals abroad as well as to foreign residents in the Kingdom, adhering to official and legal measures, to facilitate procedures for Bahrainis and foreign nationals to benefit in the shortest time possible from consular services and state ministries’ services.

The consular department is the link between the embassies and consulates of the Kingdom of Bahrain abroad and the ministries and government institutions inside the Kingdom, as well as between residents and accredited foreign embassies abroad and state ministries.
The Directorate of Citizens and Residents Affairs and Consular Services offers many consular services to the Kingdom's ministries and citizens and facilitates procedures at home and abroad. The number of consular services initiated by the Directorate is 28.

Among the consular services provided to citizens of the Kingdom abroad, and foreigners are:
- Replacement of Bahraini passports
- Issuance of Laissez-passer to facilitate the return to the Kingdom of Bahrain for newborns, and those whose identity papers including passports IDs have been stolen or lost
- Receives applications from foreign nationals who cannot obtain e-visas or get them on arrival at the airport.
- Receives applications for certificates of good conduct for citizens and foreigners
Please make sure that you have the telephone number of the nearest embassy or consulate of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the country of destination before starting your trip. (File containing embassy numbers)

Information regarding the main services:
1) Bahraini Passport:
Bahrainis who are outside the Kingdom and who wish to replace their expired passports can visit the embassies and consulates of the Kingdom abroad to apply for a replacement.

Service Eligibility Requirements:
- The citizens or their legal representatives must go in person to any embassy or consulate general of the Kingdom of Bahrain abroad and in case of the absence of a diplomatic mission in the country of residence; they ought to contact the nearest consulate to look into the condition.
- In case of wishing to conduct any amendment on the passport, they should apply to the head of mission or his representative.

Documents to be submitted:
- Letter to Head of Mission.
- Application form.
- 2 personal photographs (specifications listed in attachment below)

Fees:
- BD 10 or the equivalent in the currency of the country of residence
- BD 5 (for 60- year olds and above)

Procedures:
- Go to the nearest embassy or consulate general and make sure to provide the documents required above and to follow organizational procedures for submission.
- Fill in and sign the application form.
- Present documents and waiting number to the staff in charge.
- Pay the due fees.
- The application and all attached documents will be sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which will transfer them to the Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs for processing.

Replacement Form
For more information, check the Ministry of Interior website, Kingdom of Bahrain:
Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs - Ministry of Interior

2) Laissez-passer:
Only Bahraini nationals are eligible to this service. Visit the nearest embassy or consulate of the Kingdom of Bahrain only in cases when:
- The Bahraini citizen is born outside the kingdom.
- The passport is stolen or lost abroad.

To be eligible to the Service:
- The father or legal representative or holder of the lost passport must be present in person.
- Must submit a report of theft or loss, issued by the country concerned and legalized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain

Documents:
For citizens born abroad
1. Application form
2. A clear, recent 4 x 6 color photograph with white background
3. Copy of birth certificate
4. Copy of ID for father, mother or grandfather
5. Copy of marriage contract

3) For passports lost or stolen abroad
1. Application form
2. A recent and clear 4 x 6 color photograph with white background
3. A copy of report stating theft or loss document from the nearest police station in the city of residence

Procedures:
- Go to the nearest embassy or consulate general to apply for a laissez-passer. Make sure that you provide the required documents and adhere to procedures
- Fill in the application form.

The application and all attached documents will be sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which will transfer them to the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation for the necessary steps.

For further information, check website of the Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Bahrain

4) Entry Visas:
Wishing to visit the Kingdom of Bahrain? You can check the website of the General Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Residence for the possibility of obtaining a visa to enter the Kingdom.
The Kingdom's embassies abroad and consulates facilitate the transfer of applications of those wishing to obtain visit visa to the Kingdom who hail from countries whose citizens cannot obtain an electronic visa through the website or upon arrival at the airport. For information, Please check the following website:
The e-Visa website, Kingdom of Bahrain

The required information on how to obtain a visa can be found in the mentioned electronic website.
For information on work visas and residence permits, please check the website below:
Work visas and residence permits.

5) Certificate of good conduct:
The Ministry facilitates the issuance of the certificates of good conduct for citizens residing abroad and foreigners who have previously worked in the Kingdom. It is obtainable from Bahrain embassies and consulates abroad. The application for a certificate of good conduct is sent to the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation.

Documents required for the issuance of a certificate of good conduct:
- Fill in the required attached form to obtain a certificate of good conduct. The applicant‘s fingerprints should be in black or blue color and have been legalized by the security side or the Bahrain diplomatic mission.
- 2 photographs with blue background.
- Passport copy
- Copy of the residence permit issued by the General Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs in Bahrain.
- Copies of first and last visas if available.
- Copy of National ID if available.

Fees:
- Issuance fees of BD1 or the equivalent in a foreign currency

Procedures:
- Go to the nearest embassy or consulate to apply for a certificate of good conduct. Provide the required documents and adhere to procedures.
- Fill in the form

The application and all attached documents will be sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which will transfer them to the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation for the necessary steps.
Application Form for a certificate of good conduct

6) Issues of Bahraini, GCC, and Arab citizens and foreigners’ affairs:
The consular services include following legal cases as follows:
- Following up the issues of citizens and residents at home and abroad with concerned authorities in the Kingdom.
- Following up the issues of Bahraini citizens and foreign residents in Bahrain with their respected accredited missions to the Kingdom.
- Following up files on recall of Bahraini citizens residing or on visits abroad with the concerned authorities in host countries.
- Following up the implementation of Bahraini Judicial sentence of Bahraini citizens living abroad and national of other countries in coordination with Bahrain missions abroad and foreign missions accredited to Bahrain for execution.
- Reporting Bahraini Citizens involvement in judicial cases to the countries where they are residing or visiting.
- Reporting judicial cases (required to be delivered through diplomatic channels) relating to foreign nationals living in their respective countries or other states, through the missions of the Kingdom of Bahrain abroad, or through the foreign missions accredited to the Kingdom.
- Coordinating visits of diplomatic and consular missions accredited to the country to their detained nationals at the security authorities’ rehabilitation centers in the country.
- Following up the issues of the citizens of the Kingdom who are banned from entering some countries, with the ban countries, to enquire about the reasons and help to lift the ban.
- Following up the issues of the foreign nationals banned from traveling or entering the Kingdom of Bahrain, with the concerned authorities in the kingdom through their accredited missions.
- Monitoring disasters and wars across the world, and issuing warnings to Bahraini citizens in the affected countries to take safety precautions.
- Following up and studying all world countries’ new circulars, laws and regulations with regard to foreign residents and informing the concerned authorities in the Kingdom.

7) Aircraft and Ship licenses:
- Following up of applications for new permits for Bahrain's official and military ships with the concerned authorities in foreign countries through the missions of the Kingdom of Bahrain abroad and their accredited missions to the Kingdom.
- Following up applications for daily and annual permits for military airplanes of the Bahrain Defense Force with the concerned authorities of foreign states through the Kingdom of Bahrain missions abroad.
- Following up with the concerned authorities in the Kingdom of the applications submitted by accredited embassies to obtain permits for their countries’ airplanes and ships.
- Following up Landing/transit permits for other airplanes hired by official sides for other purposes.

8) Other services:
- If a friend or a relative dies while abroad, your nearest consulate will be ready to help you with the procedures involved in registering the death and shipping the body home. It is essential that you register the death in the country where the person dies. This can usually be done through the Ministry of Health of the country of residence. Once the death certificate is obtained, be sure to get it ratified at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the death had occurred. Once you have done so, get it ratified by your closest Bahraini mission. Our embassies/consulates will assist you throughout the process whenever needed.
- Issuing "no objection" certificates to transport the bodies of deceased foreign nationals to their countries, or to where their accredited missions or relatives wish to have them transferred or buried in the Kingdom.


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  • H.E. The Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa


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